Mill girls made tracks for Margate

THESE Paisley mill girls were making tracks for Margate for their summer holiday in 1957.

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The Paisley Fair, as distinct from the Glasgow one, saw the town's thread-making machines fall quiet for a fortnight.

The girls, Marion McFadden, Chrissie Neilson, Nanette Greig, Margaret Swales, and Margaret Burns, were racing from Paisley St James Station to catch the London train from Glasgow Central.

Margate, a popular holiday spot with London's East Enders, might seem like a long way to go, but it's location, in Kent - the Garden of England, probably promised better weather than any of the traditional Clyde coast resorts.

Now, c'mon girls, keep moving along the platform, you've got a train to catch...


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